September 11, 2019

Screen time and snacking – does it matter for young teens?

  Today’s post comes from Kristie Hicks, discussing her recently published paper entitled “Examining the Association Between Screen Time, Beverage and Snack Consumption, and Weight Status […]
August 21, 2019

An Innovative Citizen Science Approach to Track Time Spent on Mobile Devices: a SMART Platform Study

Today’s post comes from Dr. Tarun Katapally, discussing his new paper entitled “Methodology to Derive Objective Screen-State from Smartphones: A SMART Platform Study” recently published in […]
February 28, 2019

Use of the activPALTM in a hot and humid place

Today’s article comes from the research team of Professor Stephen Heung-Sang Wong. More about the team can be found at the bottom of this post. This […]
January 30, 2018

Sitting on a ticking time bomb: managing type 2 diabetes in a sitting-centric world

Today’s post comes from Dr Paddy Dempsey.  You can find more about Dr Dempsey’s work at the bottom of this post. To request copies of the […]
June 10, 2017

How do you define sedentary behaviour?

Figure 1. Conceptual framework from Tremblay et al. 2017. In the past 20 years, the amount of research published using the term sedentary behaviour has grown […]
November 16, 2015

Exploring the context of sedentary behaviour in older adults (what, where, why, when and with whom)

Today’s post comes from PhD student Calum Leask, describing his new paper, which is available here.  You can find more on Calum at the bottom of […]
October 2, 2015

Targeting Physical Activity Doesn’t Reduce Sedentary Time

Via  Stone Hearth Newsletters (weblink is now defunct): For the first time, this new study has shown that increasing levels of physical activity is likely to be much […]
March 11, 2015

Author Summary of “Sedentary Time and Its Association with Risk for Disease Incidence, Mortality, and Hospitalization in Adults” paper, Published in the Annals of Internal Medicine (2015: 162:123-132)

Today’s post is a summary of a fascinating new paper published in Annals of Internal Medicine on the relationship between sedentary behaviour and premature mortality (available […]
February 9, 2015

Want people to stand? Just give them the option

Today’s post comes from PhD Candidate Justin Lang.  For media requests or further information on the study, please contact Justin directly at jlang@cheo.on.ca.  The full text of […]